founding principles


I Hold On

This small painting is the first in a series designed to illustrate and iconify the Liberty Bell. I am currently developing a group of non-political work to promote patriotism and American pride. This painting incorporates lyrics from the Dierks Bentley song, I Hold On. View more of my patriotic art on my Libertas Americana page. Frances […]


Americana Eagle

This americana painting was created on salvaged wood. The style is very simple, in order to illustrate patriotism and American pride.  Frances Byrd is the National Director of, and a contributing writer at Western Free Press and FreedomWorks. Her articles and interviews have been published at Blog Bytes , Big Hollywood, and WND . Mrs. […]

Tavern Bell

Liberty Bell Tavern Sign

This primitive piece was created on salvaged wood. The style is very minimal, in order to allow the interesting patina of the wood to show through the painting. The Liberty Bell is an icon I am developing as part of my work at Libertas Americana, designed to illustrate patriotism and American pride. Frances Byrd is […]

Obama vs Liberty #1

Let’s Talk Solutions

I recently read an article shared with me by a friend about the transition of the office of President to that of pop-culture celebrity. Please read the article first, so you can fully understand my response below. Let’s Talk Solutions Time and time again, I read articles about the problem with culture and politics; with […]


Sometimes, it’s disappointing when you get accepted to a show.

I’m not complaining, but I am a little dumb-founded. First, the good news – I was accepted to the Pen Women show coming up in August. The confusing part – the piece they chose. I submitted a sculpture and two paintings. They chose the sculpture; the least complex and challenging of the artwork. It just […]

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Reagan Eagle

This painting was commissioned by a friend who works at FreedomWorks. She was kind enough to send me some photos of the painting in her office. It is quite an honor to have a painting in such a prestigious location, right in the heart of D.C. I hope it will inspire those who see it […]

Stand Up

Horses, Patriotism and Art Therapy

***The featured image for this post is one of the paintings I donated in 2014 to help raise money for Take Aim At Human Trafficking.*** Five short years ago, I partnered with a wonderful woman in Pennsylvania to host an event to promote patriotism in the arts. Because I live in Georgia, this event did […]

Byrd Eagle HF

Home Folk 2015 at The Quinlan Center

Home Folk Statement 2015 Two years ago, my family and I had a dream of moving to the country and getting a farm. Well, we didn’t get the farm, but we did move to the country. Although we technically live ‘in town’, it is only just so. With a cow pasture at the end of […]


My Mission to #TakeBackOurCulture

I didn’t realize it at the time, but over a decade ago, I was laying the foundation for a movement to #TakeBackOurCulture. For years, I had been struggling with the desire to create art that would sell and painting things that I found inspiring or meaningful. My passion and inspiration took me in the direction […]


My New Love – Junk and Salvage Art!

Actually, I’ve had a bit of a soft spot for art made of cast-off objects cobbled together by someone with an eye for design and the imagination to pull it off. I have not, previously, had the time, space or materials to work in this way. Now, we live in the country, and though my […]